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clunker? what is the answer, wendell goler? >> majority leader harry reid expects that the senate will extend the program as his last order of business before lawmakers leave for their august recess. any of the amendment would force a suspension, but none are expected to pass. the $2 billion extension expected to keep the clunker program in business until labor day. trace: wendell goler, live on the north lawn. a prayer at a city council meeting getting a lot of folks riled up. >> forget about the pot holes. right now, the biggest issue before the lodi city council is the 2 minute prayer that opens all of their meetings. atheist groups say that the prayers have got to go. church leaders are demanding that they stay. both sides cite the constitution and case law to defend their case. in the meantime, the city council is just praying that all sides can reach a common ground. trace: there is brand new information in the bottom of the hour. martha: and now to the war against h1n1, that will be heating up. there are a number of pharmaceutical companies battling to be the first one to c
is in a big mess? mr. reid. harry reid. the guy who called americans evil. >> mike allen, tell us about this. i was reading the las vegas review journal. i'm heading out there this weekend. >> reading the metro section? >> a few meetings. tell us about harry reid. i was reading these polls in the paper. tell us about it. >> forget about harry reid. i want to know why you're going to las vegas? >> it's a long story. >> it's research. willie goes to vegas. >> willie, do you have any openings for interns? >> not at present. we'll talk off line. >> the senate majority leader does have a problem down by double digits against the potential challenger danny tarkanian. he's down against another challenger, the state republican party chairman. and joe will recognize the danger of this number right now. incumbent leader, one of the most powerful people, maybe the most powerful person in the senate, his approval rating back home, 37%. >> wow. >> that's the number george w. bush could laugh at. >> that is unbelievable. all right. >> is danny tarkanian the tark's son? >> yes. how could he not win? >> and
most of its $1 billion budget in one week. now harry reid says he has the support of the senate to get $2 billion more and that the vote will happen this week. critics are arguing that's extra money that the government doesn't exactly have at its disposal. the obama administration says as of today there have been more than 150,000 cash for clunkers transactions worth more than $1600 million. -- 600 million. the average i am crease in fuel efficiency. 60%. some are asking whether we can afford to extends it, especially when four of the five top-selling cars, though mostly assembled in america, are japanese. what does the white house have to say about all those hondas and toyotas? >> that the big three are doing well enough, accounting for 43% of sales. many honda and toyota vehicles are manufactured in the united states. but once upon a time there was language in the cash for clunkers legislation that would have barred any discounts for cars manufactured outside of the united states, meaning employing no u.s. workers or cars made in canada or mexico. the white house approval of that lan
changes. the white house would be able to -- does not get removed in advance. the spokesman for harry reid says democrats have not reached a decision yet, but did say, quote -- just today, mitt romney arty, work together with the middle of his party, republicans as well, and get a plan that gets people insured without having a government take over insurance. >> joining us now, chuck todd. what's going on right now, the president trying to address democrats, trying to get them more energized, how's that going over? >> well, look, i mean, this is not new. the white house has said this for months they would do this. saying look rk they're going to get a bill whatever it takes and if republicans are at the table, fine. if they're not, fine. they'll go another way. they have the votes to do that. i think part of the strategy using the budget sort of way to go around the rules a little bit was the negotiating ploy to keep republicans at the table, keep them negotiating a little bit. i'm fascinated what's going to happen tonight. there's the gang of six is going to be having a conference call. fi
and staffers waiting to pay their final respects to ted kennedy. we're now hearing that harry reid is willing to do a partisan bill on health care. if he cannot bridge the gap. would such a bill have any support from the american people? with us now is professor of advanced political studies at george washington, bob bechel and cal thomas, big title on that. you sound important when they say that to you. >> he used to call me the professor thing. its part-time job. >> trace: i saw on the teleprompter that is a long together for bob. i got to start with you first. harry reid he may very well cram this thing through. you look at the polls and harry reid pushing this thing through. would he be thumbing their noses at the american people? >> first of all, you have to keep in mind, he would have to do under reconciliation that would get only a part of the current outline of health care reform bill through, not the whole thing. i don't think it's going to happen. one of the things about missing ted kennedy, there is a deal yesterday yet to be brokered. you heard the conversation with scott rasmusse
. last week, majority leader harry reid said, "teddy, as you know is dead, that's why i'm stuck on bipartisanship." republicans are no fans of the plan which would cut them and conservative democrats out of the deal. republican orrin hatch tells abc that lawmakers can learn a lot from kennedy. >> the one thing that kennedy has, he could bring together all of the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on once he made up his mind. as somebody whoever the last 33 years passed almost every healthcare bill that works, many of them was ted kennedy. mews of them were. >> one leading the fight is his longtime friend chris dodd. he called kennedy a tactician and master of the senate. dodd said senators would bring bipartisanship to the table to work out differences. >> if you want to honor teddy's memory, it's to come back and sort of, as i said the other night, put behind us the blistering days of august and to enter the cool days of september. and start acting like senators again. >> so far, there is a lot of talk about compromise from both sides but no action. nex
these protesters nazis. the senate majority leader harry reid called them unamerican. and, the white house started gathering information on the health care opposition, in a move that critics are comparing to president nixon's enemies list. there is a white house web site, set up now, to keep track of disinformation as the white house is calling it. about the democrats' health care reform. and our next guest says the information going to the web site is permanent and very, very secret. byron york this is chief political correspondent for the washington examiner and a fox news contributor, byron, good morning. >> good morning. >> jamie: let's talk about the white house, looking for disinformation out there. and, as they are asking people to send these e-mails or any information, they see, to flag at whitehouse.gov are they collecting a database you are concerned will become permanent and secretive. >> they are required by law to keep records of the e-mails they receive, something called the presidential records act which requires the white house to keep this stuffal also if you as a citizen want to
. tonight, jillian tete, chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, c-span2 live with a discussion of the massachusetts health care plan and how it might work nationally. iran corp. analyst has analyzed the plan. and pres. barack obama has explained his plan for military commitment in iraq and afghanistan. he will be in phoenix. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern. administration officials say he will also thank veterans for their service, but no word on whether he will mention health care after media reports today that the administration may change exposition on the government health insurance program. "washington journal" looked at that issue this morning. guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the b
and concentration. plus support for heart health. that's a great call. one a day men's. trace: harry reid speaking about ted kennedy. >> one of the highlights of my life working in the united states senate was ted kennedy. he was such a friend, a model public servant, and a brilliant american icon. so many difficult times in kennedy family history, they turned to their uncle ted for comfort. so many times in our country's history, america has turned to ted kennedy for the same comfort. with a grieving first lady at arlington national cemetery, and i will never forget how his deep love for his brother bobby helped him somehow summoned the strength to deliver that eulogy. as patriarch, he grieved with us with a loss of john john. for decades, ted kennedy was the rock of his family. he has left us to remember. it is now up to us to celebrate the senator who has helped so many live better lives. as a student at utah state university, i formed to the first young democrats club. i got a letter from president- elect kennedy. it was between the time that he had been elected and before he was inaugurated.
the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737-0002. we
that harry reid is considering a plan to break the plan into two parts. put the more expensive reform
the republican party on with him. >> i'm just wondering, we heard from harry reid and a part of his quote, he says they're talking their cues from talk show hosts. it's not often you try to blow yourself up, but that's what they're obviously doing. it's a party being run by a talk show host. i think there are a lot of people saying you know, rush limbaugh is the one in charge still. >> i think the point that democrats are trying to do is what this is about is that they can't defend their health care plan on the merits. >> mike, philip, how can they defend it if they're not even being allowed a chance to explain it? you have people showing up, not aloeing them to even talk. >> listen, the president of the united states has had how many prime time news conferences -- >> we're not talking about the president. we're talking about these town halls. >> they've had months to make their case -- >> it's not about responsibility. >> if you look at polling numbers, they show mounting opposition to health care policies. >> i can't imagine, any poll that suggests that people lacking discussion where one s
leader harry reid blamed the news media for creating the august recess timetable, a creation in fact at the white house, a key republican bristled at reports of g.o.p. obstructionism. >> the trouble is you folks are looking for news news and there ain't no news. >> that, of course, is never true, but the senate's gang of six negotiators did agree to meet sporadicly over the august recess in order to meet a new september 15 deadline and look for house democrats to stage weekly healthcare events, daily response blogs and outreach to hispanics. bret. bret: sometimes true, a little nugget here or. there >> always some news. bret: thanks. senate banking committee chairman chris dodd says he has prostate cancer and will have surgery next month. the connecticut democrat made that announcement today at his office in hartford. >> i'm going to be fine. it can be caught early. the great thing about the annual physical is if you get an early detection of prostrate cancer, it's very manageable. >> dodd says he will continue to work for healthcare reform so everyone can get an annual checkup like
] as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator phil gramm, who are both -- gilebrtand, who are just a sonia sotomayor's home senators. i want to thank everybody who was involved in motivating these efforts from the beginning. your efforts were critical to our success. i appreciate all you have done for a pat yourself on the back. [applause] two members of congress that i especially want to acknowledge -- senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side -- [applause] and congress woman vasquez who is the chairman of our spanish caucus. [applause] and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who, in so many ways, actually made this day possible, justice sonia sotomayor's mother. [applause] mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband, omar, and justice sotomayor's brother juan. by the way, i don't normally do this but let me thank my extraordinary white house staff who helped usher this stuf
. >> they face a potential loss of unemployment benefits but senate majority leader harry reid promised action. >> soon after congress returns to washington, we'll need to address this matter. unemployment benefits are a sound investment. there should be no disagreement that we should help those who are suffering as a result of an economic crisis they didn't create. >> reporter: congress has already extended unemployment benefits three times during this recession. for a closer look at today's numbers, we turn to: diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial, a diversified financial services firm in chicago; and jim ellis, assistant managing editor at "business week" magazine. diane swonk, companies are still shedding jobs but not as quickly. so, relatively speaking, better than expected, right? >> certainly better than expected. we also saw an increase in the hours worked which is one of those big precursors to hiring. firms are much more likely to take the employees they have and work them longer hours before they actually make that commitment to actually hiring workers. the other good n
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
was going to help his son. nancy pelosi said that these people were manufactured. on and on it goes. harry reid calling them shrill. many people believe that this is not the way to have the discretion. you think barack obama need to come to their defense? >> he is an outrage manufacturer himself. there was a piece published in 2007 talking about his history of being a community organizer. one of his fellow organizers said the method that he used -- megyn: one of the original community organizers. >> exactly. he said that they needed to make them feel rotten about their life, from the source of discontent. he goes on to say that barack obama was one of the best at doing this. how can the white house say that this is wrong, when they actually have the same sort of thing in the president? he spent most of his career doing this, organizing to do this type of thing. megyn: he did a similar thing in the campaign to encourage similar tactics. >> he encouraged us to have a discussion. all of a sudden now that it is opposing their leftist dog month, they are proposing it. this is part of a bigger a
harry reid is confident they will pass the bill. reject all the amendments. so far the senators have said no to four. three more to go. shepard? shepard: wendell goler live at the white house. thanks. the housing crisis now and a dire prediction. almost half of all americans with mortgages, almost half will eventually owe more on their loans than their homes are worth. deutsche bank estimates now it will happen by the start of the year 2011. that's 25 million american homeowners under water on their loans. 48% of all families with mortgages, imagine that being under water. makes it a lot more difficult for borrowers onto modify or change their loans. and even though we have seen some positive reports on home sales in recent weeks. prices do continue to fall. we'll have more business news, including a look at the jobs market coming up in just a few minutes. police say he went on a shooting spree at a health club, then committed suicide. but now it turns out he left behind some messages. >> i wanted to continue immediately to start moving on this. i didn't realize i had that much time.
're an independent now? would you support that or tell leader harry reid no way no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or a very very passionate mixed minds. it's not good for the system, won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we -- he's got other fights to fight. climate change next domestically, financial regulatory reform, the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee, which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats, three republicans working together. that's the hope to get things done. they've said to me that they agree on about 3/4 of what needs to be done, let's do the 3/4 and save the other quarter for and maybe we've done something to turn down the deficit. >> i'm going to close on a lighter note question to senator liberman. "playboy"magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll move to connecticut. >> well, first let me say, when you started with the "playboy" reference, i'm glad you ended with alec baldwin and n
she can give us some of her other colleagues a call and let them know that, like harry reid, nancy pelosi, who are coming out saying we're g.o.p. hackers. it's insulting, if you think about it. it's absolutely insulting to all of these average janes and joes going out there and want their congressman's ear. greta: dana, thank you. of course, we're watching all of this. thank you. >> thanks, greta. greta: up next, steve moore says he has proof that the stimulus is not working. he's going to tell you. plus, any time you're a mistress slips in a side door with a baby people say is yours, there's probably bad news coming. just ask former senator john edwards. inspired from around the country. from the northeast, try our new garlic-roasted maine lobster and crab bake. or from the south, try our new orleans wood-grilled shrimp jambalaya. for a limited time. at red lobster. if you're using other moisturizing body washes, you might as well be. you see, their moisturizer sits on top of skin, almost as if you're wearing it. only new dove deep moisture has nutriummoisture, a breakthrough form
are essentially working against themselves on this. party leadership like harry reid and the president himself need to say, listen, this is what we want and this is how we're going to get it. >> ron christie, you identified yourself as a health care expert. buddy, i'm all about it. i need to know if these co-ops have a life expectancy. do you think it has a pulse with the republican party? is it a viable way to go? >> i don't think it's a viable way to go. i think sam's analysis was pretty much spot-on. i don't think some of the versions we've heard about co-ops are going to have the buying power to make a significant difference. you want to talk about a way we can really have real health care reform right now, why don't we loosen those regulations that do not allow you to buy insurance across state lines. that would be one tangible, relatively easy thing for folks in congress to do to allow more people to have coverage. this public option or sense of a co-op i think is dead on arrival. senator conrad's right, they don't have the votes. the president needs to work with congress on behalf of th
on the economy and politics. monday night, senate majority leader harry reid. >> the discussion now and u.s. strategy in afghanistan and pakistan with special represented richard holbrooke. topics include the upcoming presidential election. this is about an hour and a half. >> good morning everyone. i am the president of the center for american progress. thank you for joining us this morning. the center is honored to have ambassador richard holbrooke and his really spectacular team here today who you see in friday. we have more members in the front row. this region of the world is a primary national security concern for the united states, one that was reaffirmed by the president back in march when he made the case for a stronger, smarter, comprehensive commitment. one who is here today. ambassador holbrooke has assembled an impressive team. there is the multidisciplinary interagency nature of secretary clinton and investor who were's approach to afghanistan and pakistan which tendons on the -- which hinges on military assets. to the best of my knowledge, this is a first. drawing all these
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
to drive the car. not sit in the back seat while nancy pelosi and harry reid drove the car. they want barack obama to get behind the wheel and drive the car. >> that's the damnedest thing. i asked why this happened. he had his plan. nancy said no. he deferred on that, cap and trade, health care. why is he deferring on all these huge issues that are, again, defining his presidency. >> joe, i think the reason is -- the reason i think, joe, it's his character. it's not a bad character. there's a certain diffidence, if you will. the other anti-thesis of lbj hands on, getting into this amendment, that amendment. i think he naturally defers. i'm the commander. let them carry these things out. i think, joe, what has happened, in middle america people say give this guy a shot. this may represent really change, this may be something different of the conclusion is c c congeeling these are the same old tax and spend democrats as before. >> he's done too much campaigning at 10,000 feet. he needs to kind of get down and do the sort of get dirty. >> here is the metaphor, life and politics and being
: what is your prediction as to the reaction from speaker pelosi and harry reid's article yesterday? guest: there are certainly many different opinions. kathleen sebelius was speaking and a woman introduced her, and the minute they introduced her, people were screaming at her and telling her to shut up. there is certainly a hope that we can have several discussions. americans really want to talk about this and the elected representatives want to hear from you. we hope there williwill be robut debate. there is nothing with that, but it needs to be civil. host: wallace, kansas. go ahead. caller: right now the only thing we have to go by concretely, for those opposed were in favor of health-care reform, it is legislation. if we are happy with our present insurance, we will be able to maintain that. yet, if any changes are made to our plan at work, if we have a child, and someone to the policy, or we lose our job, then we would have to factor the effective date of this plan and go with the government option, leaving private insurance to wither on the vine. do you find it perhaps the dis
much hour to nancy pelosi, speaker of of the house, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, to push legislation forward. he hasn't exerted the powers of the presidency really to push this debate forward on a plan that he favors. he's quite equivocal on healthcare from week to week. do we require a government option? do we not? he's flip-flopped on that issue. this is a pretty tough time for him and unless he comes out of the august recess focused again, i think it's going to be a very difficult september through the end of the year. >> recently quoted in a piece in "the hill," written by sam youngman, analysis has been disaster for obama. you say that capitol has spent a bit at a time on a piece of legislation. light said, eventually it runs out. >> well, you know, lyndon johnson came into office huge congressional majority, just great political capital after lumping barry goldwater in the 1954 election. he had a large number of bills that had already been drafted that he had embraced as his own and he pushed and pushed for that first six months. he was saying all along that everyda
majority leader harry reid decides he wants to use reconciliation. you would have to get over a number of hurdles. it is not clear that the health- care bill can make it over those hurdles that have been set up in the legislative process. the top hurdle is the piece of legislation has to be paid for for five years and has to be a deficit neutral after that. as we have seen, that is not the case with what is on the table right now. trace: what about the political risk? what is the risk of the democrats saying we will go this alone? >> essentially, republicans from that point on would be committing to gumming up the worms. they would be left out of a massive piece of legislation. thereby, they would likely do everything they could do to slow down every other piece of legislation that the democrats are trying to get troops. -- that the democrats are trying to get through. there's a lot that has to be done. the first is funding the 12 appropriations bills that have yet to come out. some of them are still in committee. some of them have to be voted on by the end of october. then you have ca
connell and also from harry reid, the top democrat on the senate. >> a long ten weeks ago president obama made history when he nominated the nation's first hispanic to be a justs to the united states supreme court. only the third women. this week the senate will make history when we confirm her. judge sonia sotomayor is an american of tremendous qualifications with her academic record and cuveer experience are really second to none. >> judge sotomayor is certainly a fine person with an impressive story and a distinguished background, but a judge must be able to check his or her personal or political agenda at the courtroom door and do justice even handedly as the judicial oath requires. this is the most fundamental test, it's a test that judge sotomayor does not pass. >> so, expect republicans to keep questioning throughout this debate whether sonia sotomayor can remain neutral, as you heard mitch mcconnell say there by his office, their count right now is that 27 republicans have said that they are not going to vote for sonia sotomayor and i also spoke with a leadership aide who thinks they'r
the white house. the democrats could hit -- take a hit in 2010. even the senate's top democrat, harry reid appears to be vulnerable. brand new polling shows that the top two potential republican contenders would both kohl had of him in a head-to-head matchup. when you are talking about big names like that, at the 2010 race could be a plea for democrats. jon: the independent voters are the ones who hold the key there. >> brand new gallup polling shows that 70% of independent voters disapprove of congress and what it has been doing. only 22% say that they approve of what is happening. those numbers pull closer how republicans rank congress. those voters are all-important. there is still a lot of time to get them on board. right now, they clearly are not. jon: what does it mean for the gop? >> eight could be a perfect stew of things right now. also when you factor in the health-care town hall meetings, it is just a lot of frustration. here is what a republican congressman had to say. >> it is a combination of the work they've done and where they're going. it is also about arrogance. the arrog
. and they would have to cut or add more taxes on split the bill in two. leader harry reid seemed to go with reconciliation. he said at a town hall if we can't do a bipartisan bill, we'll do a partisan bill. teddy as you know-- >> and why not put it off until next year once massachusetts voters elected his replacement. then you're back to the filibuster proof election. and polls indicated that democratic majorities will likely shrink. back to you in new york. >> complicated. i thought was sad that george step n step-- s stephanopoulos would like them to take a xrocompromise. many believes that his presence has largely been missed in the health care debate and because he was able to work with republicans so closely that his skills in balancing this might have played well, instead of this sort of bipartisan bickering taking place. >> in the meantime, it's hurricane season and they've been coming in rapid fire succession. janice dean is here this morning to tell us about the latest, hey, janice. >> hi, alisyn, yes, we're watching the pacific now, we saw dan ny go to a remnant low out in th
right, rick. let's talk a little bit about cash for clunkers. harry reid after a lunch he had yesterday with the president of the united states who was trying to rally support for health care, harry reid came out and said, you know, we've got the votes, we've got 60 votes and we will probably add $2 billion more before the senators head out. a lot of people have been talking about whether or not this made good sense, gave up to $4,500 for these clunkers. now there is news -- i kind of mentioned this yesterday. caulking to one of my car -- talking to one of my car dealer friends. that four of the top five cars that people are buying are made by foreign automakers. gretchen: yeah. as i mentioned, friends are in the car business. look at this list. number one, ford focus, number two, toyota corp corolla, honda civic, toyota prius, toyota camry. so had this whole cash for clunkers -- sorry, i can't say it without laughing. has it benefited foreign automakers when the whole point many of these foreign manufactured cars are actually manufactured in the united states in many different states a
of an extension to the popular cash for clunkers program. harry reid said it will get passed before break. as he made the announcement a republican from south carolina said he would not block the bill. he was a vocal critic of cash for clunkers calling it washington's stupidity. two other senators had opposed more funding. they've changed their mind. the ford focus, honda civic, and toyota corolla, prius and camry the top five cars people are buying under the program. >>> one of every ten americans 6 and older was taking anti-depressants. it doubled from 1996. but fewer people are seeing therapists. columbia university researchers points out it shows doctors who are not psychiatrists need to learn better how to diagnose depression. >>> ryan o'neil said he was so fr fr frazzled at his girlfriend's funeral that he actually hit on his own daughter. >> it's been reported that your father didn't recognize tatum at the funeral. she asked do you have a drink on you, do you have a car? what do you think of the story? >> he was flirting with everybody. >> with his daughter? >> my dad is getting up in the
to the average voter. host: for nancy pelosi and harry reid to write the word un- american instead of off-the- cuff speech in that, what does is say to you? guest: i am surprised they used the term. i think that is probably -- it pleases the democratic base, it is probably politically very risky to say that because clearly there is some organization behind the town hall meetings, but there is clearly also some gentleman -- genuine sentiment there. you have people showing up to voice their opinion, and whether it is an organized activity or not, it is an american activity. i would have thought they would probably steer clear of those types of terms and try to stay above it. it will be interesting to see what happens when president obama has his own town hall meeting today and see what kind of reaction he gets. host: austin, colorado. republican. caller: my question has to do with more of the deficit that is going to accelerate with the government-run health care. we are approaching the $12.10 trillion deficit in october, and there is a price tag between 800 billion up to $1.20 trillion fro
leahy. [applause] as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work. [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator gillebrand. i want to thank all the members of congress who have taken the time to join us at this white house event. i want to acknowledge all the groups who organized and mobilized in support of these efforts from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i appreciate all you have done. pat yourselves on the back. [applause] two members of congress i especially want to acknowledge our senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side. [applause] and congresswoman nidia vasquez, who is the share of the congressional spanish caucus. [applause] and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who truly made this day possible, just as sotomayor's motherjustice sotomayor's mother. [applause] mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband and brother and other members of their family. we are thrilled they could j
on the democratic side, for president obama to say harry reid, you should not call americans evil. and for michael steele to say sarah palin, and newt gingrich, cut the death panel talk. >> yeah, and there is so much junk out there, and let's put this in quotes, the responsible voices with platforms, nothing to hold back the dam. right now you do get the feeling the little guy with the thumb in the dik here. >> and i do believe it's 85% of the country are turned off by the extremists. mika, at least that's what i hear when i go up. i get democrats saying thank you all the time. i have conservatives saying thank you, we are having a rational discussion. i think we have the crazies out numbered. >> before you go, we lost don hewitt last week. >> yeah, and he was beyond influential, and created and revolutionalized the news. what he really did at "60 minutes," people say he brought entertainment into television. he brought news, journalism into television magazine, and he was the funnest guy you could work for in a million years. i am shocked he died. the last time i spoke to him on the phone, he sai
. as well as are senate majority large -- majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator joe brent, but the boom are justice sotomayor's home centers, for their work. i want to thank all the members of congress who have joined us at this white house again. i want to thank all the advocates and groups who mobilized and supported these average from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i every create -- i appreciate all the work that you have done. so pat yourselves on the back. congratulations. [applause] to who members of congress -- members of congress that i especially want to acknowledge, senator mendenez the work so hard on the senate side, and congresswoman -- its share of a spanish caucus. -- the chair of the spanish caucus. we want to take a moment to recognize the woman who in some any waste truly made this day possible, justice sotomayor's mother. selena sotomayor. [applause] -- celina sotomayor. m
president bill clinton admin stragsz officials and nevada senator harry reid are meeting with alternative energy leader necessary las vegas, that as the second national clean energy summit. organizers plan to define agenda to push clean energy and create jobs. former vice president al gore also expected to make an appearance. >> and finally, the "wall street journal" says the gulfstream and boeng jets are as good as dead and bipartisan opposition is emerging in the senate to the plan. democratic senator mfkkaskill says it it is evidence that the cynicism about washington is well placed. that people get out of touch and spend money like it it is monopoly money. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. not merely to represent -- misrepresent that insurance reform legislation but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. these tactics -- tactics have included hanging in effigy one democratic member of congress and maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone. saying, just say no. vitter op ed continue
majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] >> for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator gillibrand, both of whom are justice sotomayor's home state senators, for their extraordinary work on her behalf. i want to thank all the members of congress who've taken the time to join us here at the white house event. and i want to acknowledge all the advocates and groups who organized and mobilized in support of these efforts before the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success, and i appreciate all that you've done. so pat yourselves on the back. congratulations. [cheers and applause] >> two members of congress that i just especially want to acknowledge, senator bob menendez, who worked so hard, on the senate side. [cheers and applause] and congressman nina vasquez, who is our chair of the congressional hispanic caucus. [cheers and applause] and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who, in so many ways, truly made this day possible, justice so
the senate, and i usually do, watch harry reid and them, and he tears right into the public option for health care. during that time -- if you don't believe it just go to canada. he goes on fox news and just sits there with some 40 doctors they got. the talk about how bad the canadian medicine is. now the question is, does mitch mcconnell no his absolute stone cold line cannot or does he just like all the time? which is it? anybody would know his line about that if he is watched -- if he watched the for cigna. does he purposely lied all the time? guest: no, i do not think his line and in those statements, but i congratulate the caller on noting one of his most important tactics since he has been republican leader. he does it use his speeches, often his morning business-type speeches on the senate floor to consistently address an issue. the first to did in this session of congress was the closure of guantanamo. he hit that hard, consistently over a long period of time, and i think have some effect. he is doing the same now on health care reform. i think his office would be happy to provide the
, harry reid, for their outstanding work. [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator kila brand come up both of whom are just as -- senator gillebrand. i want to thank all the members of congress who have taken the time to join us at this white house event. i want to acknowledge all the groups who organized and mobilized in support of these efforts from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i appreciate all have the -- i appreciate all you have done. pat yourselves on the back. [applause] two members of congress i especially want to acknowledge our senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side. [applause] and congresswoman nidia vasquez, who is the share of the congressional spanish caucus. [applause] and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who truly made this day possible, just as sotomayor's motherjustice sotomayor's mother. [applause] mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband and brother and other members of their family. we are t
? >> the spokesman for the senate majority leader, harry reid, said that while they intend that it will be a bipartisan health care reform, they will get health care reform accomplished by any legislative means necessary. i am wondering if you could walk us through what people in the white house have been talking about and strategizing about different ways that this can be done. could you comment on the story today about the discussions about possible splitting up the bill and also, what are the thoughts? we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill. beyond that, what are you waiting for? >> i read the story in "the washington journal per-ñrq." many people are on vacation so we will give you better guidance in terms of splitting of the bills. it also said the president would meet with advisers next week on this. unless that is a meeting that includes a golf course, -- >> that was supposed to be on the budget. >> maybe johnson can clear up for both of us. >> are you going to take questions? >> it sounds like he needs to. let me discuss a little bit. obvio
harry reid and them, and he tears right into the public option for health care. during that time -- if you don't believe it just go to canada. he goes on fox news and just sits there with some 40 doctors they got. the talk about how bad the canadian medicine is. now the question is, does mitch mcconnell no his absolute stone cold line cannot or does he just like all the time? which is it? anybody would know his line about that if he is watched -- if he watched the for cigna. does he purposely lied all the time? guest: no, i do not think his line and in those statements, but i congratulate the caller on noting one of his most important tactics since he has been republican leader. he does it use his speeches, often his morning business-type speeches on the senate floor to consistently address an issue. the first to did in this session of congress was the closure of guantanamo. he hit that hard, consistently over a long period of time, and i think have some effect. he is doing the same now on health care reform. i think his office would be happy to provide the caller with several in
concerned about it and i know that harry reid is concerned about it, as well. he and i have talked about that. they are in recess until after labor day, if i am not mistaken. i am talking about the united states senate. obviously, the longer they are in recess and taking up regular business in washington, without our having two voices, the greater my concern is for it is that what you're getting at? >> why can't they come back this week? >> i think he should ask the legislative leaders about that. my understanding in talking with the senate president and the speaker is that they are moving this as quickly as they can. they have to and they owe to their membership to consult with their members and they have been trying to do that. >> [inaudible] >> i have heard from senator kerry who is on board with this proposal and shares these concerns. >> did the president's big about this? >> no, no. >> [inaudible] >> i am a democrat. i believe in democratic values. i believe in the values that senator kennedy reflected and worked so hard for, caring about being the voice of the voice less, trying t
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